Solutions elsewhere in Quebec

News 12 December, 2017
  • Matthew Payen and
    Axel Marchand-Lamothe

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 22:48

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 22:48

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    Of municipalities of Quebec could inspire Montreal with their methods which avoid that the slopes do not become slides for the cars.

    Each town of the province has its own recipe, or ” charter application “, to ensure free-flowing traffic on its network during snow storms. And some apply to clear the streets in the slope.

    The City has learned its lesson in January 2014. Following a kerfuffle that has crippled the ribs and cut the city in two, the administration of mayor Régis Labeaume has adapted its policy for snow removal.

    Now, when the rains are expected, the entrepreneurs who have the municipal contracts shall provide equipment and personnel to clear specifically the coasts, before rush hour. Subsequently, the plowing of slopes occurs in a continuous manner by teams dedicated to this task.

    A tracked vehicle

    More ingenious still, blue-collar workers of Sherbrooke have modified a tracked vehicle that can push cars stuck on a hill. The machine is deployed in situations of strong storm, says the municipality.

    Surveillance cameras also allow authorities to monitor the state of the slopes of the city.